My Nokia Lumia 1020 automatically adds the IDD prefix +44 when I dial certain numbers.

For example; when I dial 85236500, the number +4485236500 comes up on the screen as the number my phone is dialling.

I can't control this. It does it automatically and there's no way I can get it to dial the number required.

How can I stop it doing this, and dial the number I want to dial?

The problem only seems to occur when I dial numbers beginning with "8"

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    Is international assist on? Phone -> settings -> international assist. – caschw Jan 7 '14 at 11:24
  • Where are you and what is your locale set to? – Matthew Steeples Jan 13 '14 at 23:41

Seems your International Assist is turned on. You can turn it off:

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Select Settings in the app bar
  3. Turn off International Assist

Windows phone comes in with a handy feature which will help you out here.

  • Navigate to settings.
  • Swipe right to applications.
  • Tap on phone.
  • Turn on “International assist”.

Missing + before the country code and calling your based out country will be automatically rectified using this feature.

My phone was prefixing the digit 1 before each number starting with 8, the above help to solve my problem

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